I wanted to share my IVF pregnancy symptoms, mainly to help others as I know how difficult the TWW can be. I'm current 3+months pregnant.
Me: 2nd IVF attempt. 3 day ET, 2 embryos transferred.
On the day of ET I rested all day in bed, DH prepared dinner and I relaxed. I had read somewhere that walnuts and pineapple are good, as assist with implantation. I do not like walnuts so opted for Cashew nuts instead. I had 1 pack of nuts and 1 whole pineapple each day for the first 7 days of the TWW. After 7 days it is claimed implantation has occurred, everyone is different I guess.
Day 2 after embryo transfer I rested again. After this I became more mobile, but was on really light duties. I went back to work after 2 days and toook it very easy. I had a positive mental attitude about my 2nd IVF and read very little on the internet. Although I had found the following site which is pretty much all I referred to on a daily basis:
On day 4 or 5 I had a very sharp pain go from my vagina to the middle of my stomach. I thought wow that was really unusual and thought I better rest even more (still worked during the day) but in the evening came home and slept.
8 days after my 3dt I took a home pregnancy test and saw a very, very, very faint positive line. I tested everyday thereafter and the line got slightly darker each time. 11 days post ET we did a clear blue test which showed pregnant. On official test day we had the same.
So far the pregnancy has been going well and we feel like a miracle has happened.
My tips to share, rest for at least 2-3 days, then go back to normal (light duty) life...otherwise you will only sit and read too much online and not have a positive attitude. Also I think pineapple really helped (not juice but fresh pineapple), plus the nuts.
The sharp pain (like lightning strike in my stomach) was certainly the embryo implanting. I wish everyone the best of luck xx